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5 high paying jobs that you can do without a degree

Did you know that you don't have to have a university degree to make a good living?

Unfortunately, many South Africans cannot afford a university education, which is why the FeesMustFall movement began in 2015 and gained traction in 2016.

According to this Parent24 article, the first year of study for an average BCom Accounting student could cost up to R112 080 – a lot of money, especially given that 47 percent of currently employed South Africans earn less than the new proposed minimum wage.

we found these six high earning jobs that you can do without a university degree:

•Java, C#, and SAP developers, in particular:

Good developers are in high demand, and the pay is competitive. This one does not require you to sit in a lecture hall; instead, you can learn online or teach yourself. Experienced developers can earn up to R1.2 million per year. SAP programmers can earn up to and beyond R1,000 per hour.

•Positions in digital marketing:

You could get your foot in the door at a digital marketing company with a certificate from a digital training college, a good head on your shoulders, and the right personality. You could earn up to R720,000 per year with experience.Airline attendant:

•Flight attendant

If you work for top airlines like Emirates (which requires relocation to the Middle East), you could earn big bucks because the money is in dollars and not taxed, but if you want to stay in SA, you can still earn up to R420 000 per year. You can take a short course to become a flight attendant in places like Damelin.


If you work in the right restaurant (busy and expensive), are willing to do in-house training, and are willing to work 60 to 70 hours per week, you could earn between R30 000 and R40 000 per month in salary plus tips.

•Agent for real estate:

According to Realty Professionals, you could earn between R100,000 and R500,000 per year. To become a qualified estate agent, you must first work as a "intern agent" at any real estate agency for a full year under the supervision of a qualified agent or principal, during which time you must keep a logbook. Once your 12-month period is up, you will be able to complete the NQF 4 course, which you can do online.

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